The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
To do great things is difficult, but to command great things is more difficult.
Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Better beggar woman and single than Queen and married.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
It is a wise man that does know the contented man is never poor, whilst the discontented man is never rich.
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.
I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?